Haldur Õim

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We compare the phenomena of clausal coordinate ellipsis in Estonian, a Finno-Ugric language, and German, an Indo-European language. The rules underlying these phenomena appear to be remarkably similar. Thus, the software module ELLEIPO, which was originally developed to generate clausal coordinate ellipsis in German and Dutch, works for Estonian as well. In(More)
In the paper we describe an approach to dialogue management in the agreement negotiation where one of the central roles is attributed to the model of natural human reasoning. The reasoning model consists of the model of human motivational sphere, and of reasoning algorithms. The reasoning model is interacting with the model of communication process. The(More)
1 University of Tartu, Estonia email: mare.koit@ut.ee Abstract. This paper describes a computational model that we are implementing in an experimental dialogue system. Agreement negotiation process is modelled where one participant is trying to influence his/her partner to agree to do an action. Argumentation is used to direct reasoning of the partner. Our(More)
The paper describes a computational model that we have implemented in an experimental dialogue system (DS). Communication in a natural language between two participants A and B is considered, where A has a communicative goal that his/her partner B will make a decision to perform an action D. A argues the usefulness, pleasantness, etc. of D (including its(More)
The paper gives a review of teaching Computational Linguistics (CL) at the University of Tartu. The current curriculum foresees the possibility of studying CL as an independent 4-year subject in the Faculty of Philosophy on the bachelor stage. In connection with the higher education reform in Estonia, new curricula will be introduced from the next study(More)
Traditionally, durational models of speech units have been developed without paying much heed to morphology and part-of-speech information while predicting speech temporal structure. The aim of the present study was to find out whether the rich morphology of the Estonian language could possibly provide some additional (beside the syntactic and(More)
  • Haldur Õim, Renate Pajusalu, +4 authors RENATE PAJUSALU
  • 2006
The paper gives a general overview of the development of general linguistics in Estonia beginning from the second part of the 20th century. Two important events are described in greater detail: the first Estonian conference on theoretical linguistics in 2001 and the publication of Fred Karlsson's book General Linguistics in Estonian in 2002.